2019 DUS Conference

The DUS Conference|On Innovative Academic Advising
September 26, 2019
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel, State College, PA

The Eighteenth Annual DUS Conference is provided by Penn State's Division of Undergraduate Studies with sponsorship from the University Faculty Senate, Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, Office of Undergraduate Education, and The Mentor: Innovative Scholarship on Academic Advising.

Conference Details

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM–4:00 PM

Location: The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel 

Purpose: The DUS Advising Conference seeks to showcase novel research and practices that contribute to the field of academic advising. To meet the changing needs of our students and to overcome the challenges facing higher education, academic advisers must examine and evolve their practice to incorporate new scholarship and innovative ideas. We invite you to reflect on advising practices and to contemplate new ways to enhance the advising experience for all students. We look forward to conversation that examines the field of advising and its future.


Registration for the 2019 DUS Conference is now open. Please complete the online registration form.


A guestroom block has been reserved at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. When reserving a room through the guestroom block, please reference GROUP CODE: ACAD19A.

The group rate is $125.00 per room. This rate does not apply to deluxe guestrooms and suites. This guestroom block rate expires Sunday, August 25, 2019.

All individual reservation cancellations within 24 hours of arrival date are subject to a cancellation charge equivalent to one night stay.

If the Penn Stater is full, there are many other lodging options within the State College area including the Nittany Lion Inn located on the University Park campus.

Submit a Session Proposal

The deadline to submit a session proposal has passed. We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 DUS Conference. If you haven't already, be sure to register using the online registration form


Contact Shana Clarke, Conference Committee, at spc83@psu.edu or 814-865-7576.